United Airlines on Thursday unveiled its plan to revive high-speed or supersonic jet travel. The airlines said that it will buy 15 planes from Boom Supersonic, an airline startup. If everything goes as planned, the airline aims to start superfast passenger travel in 2029. The jets that will be used will also focus on green travel with “net-zero” in carbon emission as they will use renewable fuel.
In a press release, the airlines said that it represents a potential comeback to a once heavily-touted method of travel. The deal between two airlines covers 15 planes, along with an option for United to obtain another 35 aircraft.
“Our mission has always been about connecting people and now working with Boom, we’ll be able to do that on an even greater scale,” said United Chief Executive Scott Kirby.